Somerset will miss their skipper Ben Green badly in this match.
Surrey will be up against Somerset in the Group 1 contest of the English One Day Cup 2021 on Thursday. Surrey surrendered easily to Glamorgan in their previous match by 5 wickets. Their batting unit failed miserably, and as a result, they were able to score 132 runs only. With 2 wins, one loss and a no result, they are at the 5th spot in the Group 1 standings with 5 points.
Somerset are looking impressive at the moment. They are still unbeaten in this tournament, having won 3 matches. They shared points in the game against Nottinghamshire, where the match was called off due to rain. They are coming into this match on the back of an impressive win over Yorkshire by 5 wickets. The match was reduced to 20 overs. They are occupying the 2nd spot in the standings with 7 points.
Surrey vs Somerset, Group 1
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Date & Time: August 5th at 3:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM local time
Live Streaming: Youtube/Team website
The wicket has got a good true bounce, where the batters will be challenged up front. But later on, once they are set, it will be difficult to dismiss them unless they play rash shots. The wicket is expected to remain the same and hence bowling first will be a preferable option.
Probable Playing XIs for SUR vs SOM:
Mark Stoneman, Hashim Amla (c), Ryan Patel, Jamie Smith (wk), Nico Reifer, Tim David, Rikki Clarke, Nick Kimber, Conor McKerr, Matt Dunn, Dan Moriarty
Steve Davies (wk), Sam Young, James Rew, James Hildreth, Lewis Goldsworthy, Eddie Byrom, Kasey Aldridge, George Drissell, Josh Davey, Sonny Baker, Marchant de Lange
Top Picks for SUR vs SOM Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Surrey
Ryan Patel has scored the most runs for Surrey in this competition. He has scored 155 runs in 3 innings at an average of 51.66, with the highest score of 131. Patel has even managed to pick a wicket as well.
Mark Stoneman got out in the first ball in his last match against Glamorgan. He is still a good pick for your fantasy teams. So far in this tournament, he has scored 116 runs in 3 innings at an average of 58.
Top Picks – Somerset
James Hildreth played a match-defining knock in the last match against Yorkshire. His unbeaten knock of 61 runs from 34 deliveries helped Somerset to register 3rd win in this tournament.
Experienced Steve Davies is in decent knick with the bat. He has scored 112 runs in 3 innings so far in this competition, at an average of 37.33.
SUR vs SOM Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SUR vs SOM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Steve Davies, Jamie Smith, Hashim Amla, James Hildreth, Mark Stoneman (vc), Rikki Clarke, Ryan Patel (c), Lewis Goldsworthy, Marchant de Lange, Conor McKerr, Kasey Aldridge
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SUR vs SOM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Steve Davies, Sam Young, James Hildreth (c), Mark Stoneman, Nico Reifer, Ryan Patel, Tim David (vc), Lewis Goldsworthy, Matt Dunn, Kasey Aldridge, Dan Moriarty
SUR vs SOM Risky Captaincy Choices:
Hashim Amla has managed to score only 47 runs in 3 innings so far in this tournament. That being said, he has got incredible experience and will be a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Marchant de Lange will be playing his first match of the season after a stunning The Hundred campaign. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
George Drissell has picked up one wicket in 2 innings in this competition. Hence, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.